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BCS Foundation Certificate in IS Project Management

  • Price £1,445.00
  • Duration 3 day(s)
All major credit cards accepted

Description

This qualification provides credible evidence that delegates understand the basics of IT project management to a recognised standard. 

Prerequisites

This course is intended for delegates who are new to the project management discipline, and working within an IT project environment.

Skills

At the end of this course you will be able to:

understand the tools, techniques, and terminology used to ensure successful management of IS projects.
prepare to undertake the BCS Foundation Certificate in Project Management examination. 

Course Content

Projects and Project Work

Projects and Project Management
System and Project life cycles.
Implementation strategies.
Purpose and content of Key Project Documentation.
The use and significance of Discounted Cash Flows as a method of Investment Appraisal.
Post Implementation Review.
Project Planning

Project deliverables and intermediate products.
Work and product breakdowns.
Product definitions.
Check-points and Milestones.
Activity-on-Node Networks.
Resource Allocation, smoothing and leveling
Resource Histograms.
Work Schedules and Gantt charts.
Monitoring and Control

The Project Control Life-Cycle.
Collecting progress information.
Presenting progress information.
Content of progress reports.
Use of Earned Value Analysis.
The Reporting Cycle.
Reporting structures in projects.
Tolerance and contingency.
Exception Reports and Plans.
Change Control and Configuration management

Reasons for Change and Configuration Management.
Change Control Procedures.
Role of Change Control Boards.
Configuration Management.
Configuration Items and Product Baselines.
Quality

Quality Control Vs. Quality Assurance.
Detection of defects during the project life cycle.
Quality Procedures.
Types of testing.
The inspection process, peer reviews.
Principles of IS0 9001:2000 QMS.
Estimating

Effects of over and under-estimating.
Effort versus duration; relationship between effort and cost.
Use of expert judgement.
The Delphi approach.
Top-down and bottom-up approaches to estimating.
Use of analogy in estimating.
Risk

Definitions.
The risk management process.
Risk responses and actions.
Typical risks associated with information systems development.
Assessment of the costs/benefits of risk reduction activities.
Maintenance of risk registers and risk logs.
Project Communications and Project Organisation

Identifying stakeholders and their concerns.
The project sponsor.
Establishment of the project authority.
Reporting structures and responsibilities.
Desirable characteristics of project manager.
Role of the project support office.
The project team and matrix management.
Management styles and communication.
Team building and team dynamics.
Sample Examination & Exam Technique

Questions are given, from an approved BCS list, following each Learning Session in order to consolidate learning

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